Elon Musk has once again stirred up some controversies around him after the multi-billionaire indulged himself in the recent controversy surrounding the cartoonist Scott Adams. Scott Adams, who is famous for his work on the iconic comic strip, Dilbert, has been bashed by the media over his recent controversial remarks against Black Americans.
And despite the colossal backlash towards the cartoonist Scott Adams, Elon Musk didn’t shy away from voicing his opinion on the matter. And it appears that it wasn’t well received by the community, as Musk was too showered with immense criticism for his controversial stance.
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Elon Musk called out the media for being racist against white people
Not long after the Dilbert creator was bashed by the media for his derogatory comments against black Americans, Twitter owner Elon Musk didn’t back away from sharing his support for the comic artist. After getting the gist of the entire situation, Musk went on to call out the media for being racist against whites. And continuing his rant, Musk also went on to urge the media to try not to be racist against whites and Asians.
For a *very* long time, US media was racist against non-white people, now they’re racist against whites & Asians.
Same thing happened with elite colleges & high schools in America.
Maybe they can try not being racist.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2023
But despite the billionaire’s support for the Dilbert artist, it appears that it did no favors, as both Musk and Adams were bashed by netizens, and the artist’s popular comic strip was removed from many publications.
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Newspapers decided to drop Dilbert after Scott Adam’s controversy
Since its publication in 1989, Dilbert has become an iconic IP that is known for its satirical office humor and has generated its mark in various mediums, including animated shows and video games. But despite the colossal success that Adams has garnered over the years, his recent derogatory comments against Black Americans during an episode of Real Coffee with Adam Scott on YouTube have sparked a colossal backlash for the artist. Adams stated,
“I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to white people is to get the hell away from Black people. It doesn’t make any sense as a white citizen of America to try to help Black citizens anymore,”
And following the backlash, huge publications, including The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, and Washington decided to drop the iconic comic strip from their newspapers.
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And it appears that despite garnering huge success for his work on Dilbert over the last 3 decades, his controversial comments against Black Americans have tarnished his legacy. And even though Elon Musk has come forward in support of the 65-year-old artist, it doesn’t seems that the backlash is going to slow down anytime soon.
Source: Radar Online